Rockfall restricts traffic in Glenwood Canyon

Rockfall restricts traffic in Glenwood Canyon
Local News

By RANDY ESSEX

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rocks fell on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon overnight, forcing a two-hour full closure between roughly 2:40 a.m. and 5 a.m.After 5 a.m., traffic ran in both directions in the left lanes only.Large boulders broke off of the north side of the canyon near Hanging Lake, where the westbound lanes are positioned above the eastbound lanes. Rocks tumbled across the westbound roadway and over the edge onto the eastbound lanes — and at least one boulder had enough velocity to land on the south bank of the Colorado River.Colorado Department of Transportation crews required intermittent stops on …

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